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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

It's been ages since I've done a Thursday Thirteen. There are a few people in our office that spend much of their time traveling. These people are on the road 40-48 weeks per year. They gather information that makes it possible for the rest of us to do our work. It takes a unique breed of person to do this type of work and actually enjoy it. So, in honor of our "Road Warriors", here is what it takes to be one.

13. You can pack six days of wardrobe in a 22" carry-on bag.
12. You enjoy comparing the amenities of hotel rooms from coast to coast.
11. You love "jet-lag".
10. Your home address has become a Post Office Box.
9. Your laptop and cell phone are your only means of communication with the outside world.
8. Your favorite food group is airport food.
7. Your are often mistaken for off duty flight crew by several airline personnel.
6. You have enough frequent flyer miles to bring the Concorde out of moth balls and fly it around the world...first class...twice!
5. You have a personalized parking space at the airport.
4. You enjoy spending 243 days per year inside of big-box retail stores.
3. You enjoy testing the limits of GPS units.
2. You enjoy testing the limits of Credit Card company accounting systems.
1. You LOVE a good strip search.

Happy travels.

11 comments:

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

You love "jet-lag" My friend, you are to be commended for loving the unlovable.

...but this one...
You enjoy a good strip search.
...is truly frightening.

Tricia said...

I'd never thought of it in quite these terms. My cousin has one of these jobs, it pays well, very well; but I'm not sure it's worth it looking at this list!

Tabbikat's Thoughts

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Well, I might be able to pack like that if I'm going back to Hawaii. Anywhere else, no.

The strip search part I'll pass on thank you very much.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Your #1 is hilarious! :)
God bless,
Amanda

Bond said...

I used to do a lot of traveling (about 250,0000 miles/year) and yup these do all sound familiar...though I still do not love a good strip search (by a big burly underpaid security guy that is)

The Gal Herself said...

I can't IMAGINE getting to the point where #8 could be true! Overpriced and overcooked and just plain yechhy.

Nicholas said...

I wouldn't mind doing a job like that for a short-ish period. Like six months or so. At least I'd get to travel. But for a life's career, no!

Gayle said...

This is such a cleaver list. If I weren't a mom, I'd want to do something that had me living out of a suitcase flying all over the world.

Eaton Bennett said...

That's a humorously clever TT. Nicely done! Happy TT. :)

Travis said...

I'm glad I don't have one of those kind of jobs. I don't really like to travel much, even for vacation.

I do enjoy a good road trip, but not airline travel.

The Bumbles said...

I thought that was funny - sad, but funny! Traveling always is so exhausting I couldn't imagine doing it for a living.